The dems put back their old coalition of blacks, hispanics, jews, and white women to win the Alabama Senate seat. One step closer to winning the Senate, which means zero chance of a social reform in this country as well as one step closer to removing Trump.
There still a good chance of the Repubs holding the Senate due to the party breakdown. Far more Dems are up for reelection than Repubs.
However this is a harbinger for 2020. The hispanic population will only increase. The Dems will start with 40% of the vote before even considering the white vote.
From ZeroHedge, the PPI rose at a 3.1% annual rate and is trending upward. Fed should bump up the Fund’s rate due to this. Yield curve is flattening. ZeroHedge also reported price inflation is also starting to show up in England.
As a reminder, check out treasurydirect.gov if you need a place to park your safe money. 1-year T-bills over 1.6% and 6-mo. closing in on 1.5%. Safer than a bank.
The Fed won’t get any traction until they start accelerating their long bond unwind. About 6 mos. out.
After Fed and CoE bank tightening gets going, expect poor performance in the stock market.
Awhile back I wrote a blog post stating that I was observing someone using the Soviet Union “Active Measures” program. I said it wasn’t Russia, and thought it was Soros. I just found this from an October Hannity show:
HANNITY: I’ve been predicting this, Dr. Gorka this massive boomerang for a long time. I’ve known a lot of this evidence was out there and it was all coming. I’ve been telling my audience, its coming, and its coming. Now the floodgates are open, if you will.
SEBASTIAN GORKA, DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s the last scene from that great Tom Clancy movie, “The hunt for red October.” When the bad submarine commander launch a torpedo it comes back and sinks his own vessel. That is what the Russian collusion story has done for the DNC and for Hillary. Let’s stop using the word collusion, because the evidence we now have is about subversion, it’s about sabotaging the political process and it’s about propaganda. In the cold war, the Soviet Union used what was called active measures to undermine our democracy. This is the Democrat Party, the Hillary campaign using active measures to undermine Donald Trump and the Democratic process in America. It’s a shocking story.
Suppose I point to a far off tree and ask you what color it is. You tell me the top part is green and the bottom part is brown. I give you a telescope and ask you to tell me again. You report that it is an apple tree, so the top part is red and green, and the trunk is brown.
Note that the photons at the frequency corresponding to your rendition of “red” indeed were reaching your eye, however you lacked the resolution to see them. All you saw was green.
This is akin to “white”. There is no such physical manifestation of “white”, i.e. no frequency of photons that corresponds to your rendition of “white”. Instead your eyes lack the resolution to break apart the photons (a prism is needed), and so the cones in your eye send out a code for white when they are unable to sort out the full spectrum of photons. White, being a qualia, does not physically exist, but what is more there is no physical manifestation that corresponds or participates in “white”.
All that there is is a neural bit pattern. Neuron 5 is open, neuron 6 is closed, neuron 7 is open and neuron 8 is open. Note that this code is immaterial. You can probably find this code pattern in a million instances at one time over all the neural connections in your brain. So a code is not material, it is instead immaterial information.
So what is white? It is an immaterial qualia conveyed as immaterial information via an immaterial code.
This is a fatal problem for the heathens and “evolution of the gaps” will not solve it for them.
If “B” requires premise “A”, then “B” can not explain “A”. Also known as the circular argument, though I like this explanation by Feser better. This is a common fallacy that the heathens use, but you’ll find it on the Left also.
Another big one is the false dichotomy or the false binary, which permeates Leftist arguments. For example, you can either have the bloated, fascist American “free market” medical system, or the communist single payer system. No, I’ll take the real free market system with minimal government interference. You know, the system of over 50 years ago where the doctor CAME TO YOUR HOUSE with his black doctor’s bag, and you paid him with cash from your pocket.
I’ve always had a problem with the 1% designation of Occupy. It lumps myself in with a drunken wino or a welfare queen. That’s a problem. It also lumps together someone like Harold Hamm, who industrialized shale production with some Wallstreet scum bag. This designation is Marxist clap trap.
Instead the proper designation is maker/taker or producer/parasite. So as a producer, I would be in the same bucket as Harold Hamm, and the welfare queen would be in the same bucket as George Soros.